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Volunteer Mission Opportunities 2017-04-04T20:09:56+00:00

Ghana Mission TripThe Presbyterian Church in Canada’s Experience Mission program has been designed to allow congregations and individuals to accompany Presbyterian mission partners in Canada and overseas through short-term mission experiences. As you share in the mission of the church you will serve others, enhance your personal growth, learn skills and grow in your faith.

For more information, email Matt Foxall or call 416-441-1111 or
1-800-619-7301 ext. 259.

Healing and Reconciliation Tour: Winnipeg, Kenora & Saskatoon

Healing and Reconciliation mission trip

In the centre, John Vissers, Moderator of the 138th General Assembly. On the left, Eugene Arcand and on the right, Madeleine Basile, members of the TRC Indian Residential School Survivor Committee. They are depositing a Gesture of Reconciliation from The Presbyterian Church in Canada into the Bentwood Box at the TRC National Event in Saskatoon, June 21-24, 2012.

Dates: June 12-21, 2017
Participant Contribution: $1500
Extended Deadline: April 15, 2017

In 1994, The Presbyterian Church in Canada confessed its role in the tragic legacy of the Indian Residential Schools. We are committed as a denomination to walking alongside our aboriginal brothers and sisters as we work towards reconciliation and live out the spirit of confession. This tour, led by David Phillips, will help you begin to discover some of the complex issues related to our involvement in Residential Schools and learn how we have been working to make a difference across Canada. You will:

  • Meet ministries and agencies in Kenora, Winnipeg and Saskatoon working with Aboriginal communities including Kenora Fellowship Centre, the TRC Museum, Winnipeg Inner City Missions and more
  • Meet with leaders from different faith communities to hear about their experiences
  • Worship on Aboriginal Sunday in Mistawasis, the only PCC church on a reserve
  • Learn about the peace building initiatives being undertaken by partners of The Presbyterian Church in Canada

For more information contact the Mission Trip Coordinator:
Matt Foxall mfoxall [at] presbyterian [dot] ca
1-800-619-7301 (ext. 259)

Image of arrow pointing downHealing and Reconciliation Application 2017

Middle East “A Moment of Truth” Study TourMiddle East Study Trip

Dates: October 15-25, 2017
Deadline: June 30, 2017
Age: 18+
Youth Contribution: $4000
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“A Moment of Truth: A word of faith, hope and love from the heart of Palestinian suffering” was commended to Canadian Presbyterian congregations, presbyteries and committees for study and discussion by the 137th General Assembly. This tour, led by the Rev. Noel Gordon in this special anniversary year, will help you begin to discover some of the complex issues in Israel and Palestine.

During this experience you will:

  • Meet and worship with local Palestinian Christians
  • Travel to Hebron, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Haifa, Jerusalem and other historic cities
  • Visit Biblical sites in Jericho, the River Jordan, the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, The Mount of Beatitudes and Tiberius
  • Meet with leaders and human rights groups from different faith communities to hear their experiences
  • Learn about peace building initiatives being undertaken by partners of The Presbyterian Church in Canada

For more information please contact Matt Foxall, Mission Trip Coordinator, or to apply please download the application form.

Image of arrow pointing downMiddle East Study Tour Application 2016.doc

Jake Fraser EAPPIProvide Ecumenical Accompaniment in the Palestinian Territories

Three-month opportunities starting quarterly. Applications are accepted year-round.

Are you willing to make a real and tangible difference in the life of a community? The Presbyterian Church in Canada is looking for volunteers to participate in the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel.  We are seeking people willing to spend three-months in a Palestinian village as Ecumenical Accompaniers.

Ecumenical Accompaniers:

  • Provide accompaniment to both Palestinians and Israelis living under occupation
  • Advocate for peace and justice by offering a protective, non-violent presence
  • Live among Palestinians and Israelis to learn and share real life stories
  • Commit to engaging in public speaking, writing articles and other advocacy initiatives after returning home.

Contact Lily Ko if you are interested in participating in this mission experience.

Teach English in ChinaTeach English in China

July 10 – August 7, 2017
The application deadline for 2017 has passed. The program dates for 2018 will be posted soon.

The Amity Summer English Program is a one-month adventure for fluent English speakers to teach rural Chinese middle school English teachers how to develop their listening and speaking skills. These teachers are often the only ones who speak English in their school and have very little opportunity to maintain and improve their skills. As you help provide a three-week English training course you will learn first-hand about China and its people, worship in local churches, experience life with Chinese Christian and help promote cross-cultural dialogue.

Athena, the teacher of 55 grade one students in rural China shares “learning about the traditions and beliefs of Canadians and comparing them to Chinese practices, has shown that we are all similar; we all have the same goal, to share our love of language and to help our students be the best they can be.”

Janice Harper, a 2014 volunteer from Knox Presbyterian Church in Waterloo, ON, says “My own approach to teaching has even changed as a result of our experiences in China, and that is after being a teacher for 32 years!”

Contact Lily Ko if you are interested in participating in this mission experience.